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Poster: Simard Date: Oct 31, 2005 5:40am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Great Grateful Dead 40+ Project -- Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun...

really think you can make this commitment thru 7.9.2045?

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Oct 31, 2005 5:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Great Grateful Dead 40+ Project -- Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun...

I'm actually pretty sure that I would be sick of the Grateful Dead after this experiment. Yes, it would be interesting to experience the dead day by day as they progress through their mind-bending 30 years of existance. However, I would not be able to spend much time listening to other bands, and I would not listen to any Grateful Dead other than the "Download of the Day," meaning that I'd have to wait until 2017 to hear my favorite year of the Grateful Dead, and even longer to hear some of my favorite 80s shows.

I prefer my current method: every three or four months, I download 10 Grateful Dead shows I don't have, listen to them, and put them on to CD. If I really like them, I keep them on my iTunes and keep the show in my regular rotation of music. This allows me to keep getting fresh Dead shows while not neglecting other great music.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 31, 2005 9:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Great Grateful Dead 40+ Project -- Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun...

Gotta agree with Jerome's strategy on this one.

Wonderful idea, Carlo, and I admire your passion and commitment, but I like to cull the nuggets from the thousands of shows available, make "best of" mixes, and keep the spirit alive in that more manageable fashion.

Plus, as long as I've been on the Bus, I often have to admit there are times and shows when the Boys were either mailing it in or just didn't have it goin' on. Kinda pianful for me to admit that, but even harder to listen to (i.e. Jerry mumbling and stumbling his way thru a busted lyric or Phil chiming in with an ill-advised stab at background singing.) Hey, they said themselves they weren't perfect--expect for the "Perfect Brothers" shows of 1977, which were!

'course, as we all know, when they DID bring their "A" game--when the music played the band--there was nobody better.

Happy listening to all!

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Poster: StrawRider Date: Nov 1, 2005 12:52pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Great Grateful Dead 40+ Project -- Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun...

Ditto, Jerome and grendelschoice. While I like the enthusiasm exhibited by Carlo in his 40+ Project (and the very notion crossed my mind too btw) I doubt I could commit myself for such a length of time. I may drop by now and again for a key show though!
Carlo Marx:
...this is the most gargantuan, outrageous, audacious, ambitious, insane, ridiculous, preposterous, impossible listening project in the history of recorded music
Hmmmm....tempting!